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S. 346 (115th): National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act

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A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System.

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Sponsor and status

Lisa Murkowski

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Feb 8, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on May 17, 2018 but was never passed by the House.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Passes Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring Bill
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Sponsor) on May 17, 2018

Senate Passes Hirono Bill to Strengthen Volcano Monitoring Capabilities
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Co-sponsor) on May 17, 2018

Senate Passes Cantwell’s Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring Bill
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] (Co-sponsor) on May 17, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 346 will add $55 million in new spending through 2022.


Feb 8, 2017

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Mar 30, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 15, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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May 17, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 346 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 346. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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